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[[Frequently Asked Questions]]: What is a STRAW PURCHASE?
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A '''straw purchase''' is when a buyer uses an intermediary (the "straw man") to purchase a firearm(s) from a licensed firearms dealer. The purpose is to hide the true identity of the actual purchaser of the firearm(s).
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Straw purchases are a felony violation of the Gun Control Act of 1968 for both the straw purchaser (who can be charged with lying on Federal Form 4473) and the actual possessor.
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Frequently, the actual purchaser is a prohibited person under federal law.
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It is legal for one person to purchase a firearm as a gift for another person.
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It is legal for a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) to purchase an off-Roster handgun and later sell it to another California resident – that would not ''necessarily'' be a ‘straw purchase’.
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==References==
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[http://www.nssf.org/media/FactSheets/Straw_Purchase.cfm Straw Purchase Fact Sheet]
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[[Category: FAQ]]
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[[Category: Legal]]
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Latest revision as of 07:35, 16 January 2010